Youth Board of Artists

Youth Art Board is Hyde Park Art Center’s program for dedicated South Side youth. This academic year, a selected group teens will meet for 30 total weeks (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) throughout the year starting October 13th to June 2021. Youth Art Board participants will hone their abilities to collaborate, innovate, take positive risks, and manage projects from inception to completion. Composed of 15 high-school-age teens from neighborhoods across Chicago south side region, YAB meets ONLINE (Google Meet and Zoom) weekly during the school year to explore the world of contemporary art, delve into HPAC  exhibitions, virtually meet with exhibiting and visiting artists, and introduce the Hyde Park Art Center to outside teen groups and organizations.

Teens who are accepted into this program are paid a stipend for their work and participation. Attendance and active participation is a large part of this program, so if accepted, YAB members must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly. Youth Art Board members must be currently enrolled in a south side high school or be taking high school equivalent courses in good academic standing. Participants must and able to adhere to the program attendance policy (cannot miss more than 3 meetings a quarter).

Youth Art Board
Yearlong 2020-21 (30 weeks)

April 15th - June 17th 2021

Teaching Artist: Jared Brown
Teaching Assistant: Lamiah Gholar

Youth Art Board meets weekly every Thursday.
Fall Quarter- Oct 15th- Dec 17th (10 weeks)
Winter Quarter- January 21th - March 24th (10 weeks)
Spring Quarter- April 15th- June 17th (10 weeks)

For questions please contact Alex Herrera, Teen Programs Manager, at

Lead Sponsors:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation